Introducing our BE-AM 2022 keynote speakers: Bruno Figueiredo (University of Minho) will give a lecture on BioTILES: A sustainable interior wall panels.

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The present project proposes the use of materials of natural origin in additive manufacturing, with a view to producing new decorative wall tiles. The historical evolution of the Vimaranense house, tells us a narrative that even today is kept intact by the preservation of its memory. It is common to see slate tiles in the city of Guimarães for gable linings, or additions to the roofs of buildings, such as chimneys, skylights, and rooflights. The ‘soletos’ or fish scales, are tiles of small dimensions and distinctive shapes, obtained from slate rocks.

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